Winter Squash – Waltham Butternut

Young Waltham Butternut Squash

Young Waltham Butternut Squash

Notes

A popular winter storage squash of excellent quality. A prolific, easy to grow, delicious butternut with improved fruit uniformity and increased yields. Interior is thick rich sweet yellow-orange flesh with a nutty flavor.  A 1970 All-America Selection (AAS) seed-industry award winner. Grows well in the southern U.S.A.

Classification

Days

To Maturity

Fruit Size

Weight

Skin Color

Habit

Winter Squash 80-110 average 8” to 12″ long and 3” to 5” inches in width 3-5 pounds smooth light-Buff/Tan Vines grow to 6 feet, producing 4-5 squash per plant.

Seed Depth

Seeds Per group

Seed Spacing

Space Between Hills

Day To Germination

Thin To (Plants Per hill)

1” 6-8 3” 4-6’ 10-14 2-3

Species

Genus

Year Introduced

Heirloom

Cucurbita Moschata 1970 No

Resistance

Excellent resistance to vine borers.

Usage

Edible – Excellent food qualities

Storage

Good Keeper

Space Saver

Pick young and small to use as summer squash

Related References

 

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